September 21, 2017

Washington and Lee Scholarship Awarded by United Daughters of the Confederacy

The Washington and Lee Scholarship is an award sponsored by United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Information About the Scholarship:

Scholarship Requirements: Candidate must be a lineal descendant of worthy Confederates or collateral descendant who is a member of the Children of the Confederacy or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Candidate must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, be enrolled in an accredited college or university, and carry a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Candidate must be prepared to pass entrance examination of prospective college or university. Candidate must submit proof of Confederate Military Record, line of descent from Confederate ancestor, a letter of endorsement from sponsoring Chapter, a letter of recommendation, complete financial report, official transcripts, an essay on the significance of a southern heritage, and a wallet-size photo. Original and four copies of the application forms and five copies of all documents, certificates, and letters must be submitted to the Division Director of Education. All inquiries must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Eligible for: Applicant must be a college freshman, sophmore, junior or senior.

Awarded by:

United Daughters of the Confederacy
Second Vice President General, 1742 Conrad Sauer Drive
Houston, TX 77043
USA

Contact Details:

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United Daughters of the Confederacy

United Daughters of the Confederacy